Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Desert Botanical Garden

  The garden was founded in 1937 by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society, a group of Phoenix residents who wanted to save and promote desert plants. One third of the plants in the garden are native to the area, the rest are native to deserts in the Americas and around the world. We visited at a good time - so many of the cacti and other desert plants are in bloom!

 

     

   

The garden is very accessible. The trails are either paved or hard packed sandy dirt. The Sonoran Desert Loop Trail is paved but steep. Most of the other trails are fairly level. The layout of the garden is easy to follow with all of the themed loops branching off of the main loop.

The parking lot is very large but if it’s really busy RVs should be parked in the overflow lot.  Garden   33.46016, -111.94759

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4 comments:

  1. All the pictures are great!

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    1. Thanks Rob! Now that the heat wave has broken the weather is just about perfect in Phoenix. We've really been enjoying it!

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  2. I love visiting botanical gardens. This garden looks like a good one to see, too, but I wouldn't want to be in Phoenix in the heat. Thanks for your beautiful pictures.

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    1. You're welcome! We postponed visiting Phoenix because of the heat wave - so glad we did!

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